What Happened In Vegas? Right-Wing Extremism!
On Monday night, the Republican field of Presidential candidates held a debate in Las Vegas. Yet again, it was chock-full of pandering to the Tea Party instead of offering real solutions the problems our country faces. Check out a few of the worst moments:
The audience once again cheered something disgusting, this time that unemployed people should “blame themselves.”
Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan is so bad for poor and middle-class families that even other Republicans hate it.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann attacked President Obama's family while reassuring the Tea Party that, yes, she most certainly would build a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Former Senator Rick Santorum and former Speaker Newt Gingrich let us know that any attempt to provide healthcare for people who need it is really, really bad…and both former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Gingrich tried to run away from their past support of things like health care reform and individual mandates.
Texas Governor Rick Perry suggested defunding the U.N.
The Associated Press decided to see whether some of the candidates’ most vicious attacks on President Obama and each other were actually true. Turns out a lot of them weren't.
With all this Tea Party pandering and insults flying around, it’s almost hard to blame former Ambassador Jon Huntsman for boycotting and even mocking the Las Vegas debate.